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“Home cooking”

Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery
Ranked #11 of 132 Restaurants in Staunton
Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Raphine, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home cooking”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Not a fancy restaurant, with some hits and misses on the menu. Its reputation is over-rated, and the place needs renovation. My steak was very good, but my husband's entree made him say I could cook better than that. It was forgettable.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Homer, NY
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Spoonbread”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you like spoonbread, which you don't find at many restaurants, go to Mrs. Rowe's. Good food, good service. Give it a try!

Visited February 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Simple Southern Home Cooked Comfort Food”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We congregated here with friends and family across the Shenandoah Valley to celebrate several birthdays. They moved our large party to a back room. The food is simple southern home cooked comfort food - the kind your grandmother cooked. Very tasty with plenty of selection for everyone. If you desire upscale sophistication, this is not your place.

Our waitress was prompt and friendly. Concerning desserts -- DON'T PASS THEM UP! The Pecan and Coconut Cream Pies were FANTASTIC!!! The place is a wee bit dated but worth a visit. The food is good and the prices are reasonable.

  • Visited February 2013
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Reedville, VA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pies are great”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was recommended by locals since I mentioned a liking of Cracker Barrel. I didn't eat a meal here but bought several pies for celebration during holidays and they were great. The coconut cream was the best. The meringue was perfect. Definitely stop by!!

Visited November 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“An Ordinary Restaurant for Ordinary People”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

And there is nothing wrong with that. But honestly, this is average "home-cooking" -- nothing too special. The restaurant is clean. The food is not half as good as granny used to make. The wait staff is friendly. And if not for the pies -- outstanding -- this is just an ordinary diner. I cannot think of a single item I've eaten here that one could brag about. But nothing made me ill, either. I think that out-of-towners can safely skip the experience.

  • Visited November 2012
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